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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS •omeHswspm OF NORTHEAST A VOLUMB XL—NO. 3H. Blj'thcville Daily News Blyilievlllc Jlcrald lilytncvlllc Courier Mississippi Valley leader OF NORTHEAST ARKANBAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, Al'KII, 2-i, UM!I DOUGHBOYS BACK IN FIGHT ,,SINGLE.COPIES ,FIVB'CKN'l> Today's War Commentary Funafuti Island Imjiorlanl Mainly As Bomber Base By THOMAS J. DOXOIIUE of United Press American occupation of tliu previously Jiip-liuld island of Funafuti probably will not result in anything sensational immediately. Tltis island with (he musical name that -sounds like chewinj; jrum is little more tliiin a lioai) of coral in the limitless mid-Pacific. Nevertheless, its proximity to the many islands on the eastern and southern rim of Japan's va.4 and newlv-con- <iuered oceanic domain gives the Allies a good strategical base. Occupation of Funntiili puts in- * to our hnnds a base of operations no more than 760 miles from Japanese held Nauru, only 44Q miles from the southernmost Gilbert, Islands, and C20 miles from the Marshalls. All those points arc within easy bomber range from an American .aviation base on Funafuti Island. Funafuti itself is the largest of the Ellice group, consisting of Many low coral islands and Altois hi nine clusters, covering some 400 )nilcs from northwest to southeast. Its total area is no more than 14 square miles and only about 3000 people live there—virtually till of I (hern, incidentally, Christians ; They arc reputed to be descendants of pioneer Sninoans of 13 or 14 generations ago who put off in their''.outriggers In search of new land to' the west. ' • Once Britain-Owned Great Britain annexed the Ellice Islands in 1802, recognizing in them a potentially valuable base in case of trouble in the Pacific to .protect the Empire's far-flung Arkansas Briefs LITTLE KOCK, April 24. (UP)—Fred Mathcs, a Jones- horo compress manager, iias liecn received at llic Stale Ifosiiilal for an examination. Mathes is charged witli the murder uf James K. 1'arr, the comprris iiresidcnt. UTTLK KOCK, April 24. (l/I'l— Today marks Ihc licgin- niup of nniiiiiial Dovs anil Girls' Week in Arkansas. It was proclaimed by Governor Adkins, Lilonr; with several other special "im-ks." IJTTLK ItOC'U', Ajiril 24. (UP) — Sliitc Comptrollt-r J. Bryan Sims lias liecn overruled in a salary fi B hl with Jack Slacken, rliicr clerk of the House of Representatives. Atlorncy General (iuy E. Williams hflit Mint Slacken was entitled to S2COO, instead of the holdings. Since 1915, Funafuti has Kiamen 10 jzuuu, nisi been part of the Gilbert and Ellice $1250 fixed by Sims. Isles colony. I The Japs took Funafuti and the other Ellice Islands in their first inadjSWeep across the Pacific early last year. Apparently, however, the Japs decided 'later that they had bitten - off more than they could chew and evaculatcd their forces from Funafuti, at least. For tho .-w.^^RRv.ssiyM^s^fifins?^ 1 ?," when :we went' m there- --•;••• -': More important than as a bnse for potential offensive operations, Funafuti provides us with another unsinkable aircraft carrier on the .supply line from the United Slates to Australia. It lies almost directly athwart and midway on n line from Honolulu lo Melbourne. It provides the needed barrier between the Fijis and the Jap-held Gilberts and serves ns the northern wall of a funnel through which our supplies can be rim into Australia. Funafuti is to the Fijis what Guadalcanal and Tillage 'are lo the New Hebrides farther west. Thus, we now have n semi-circle of defenses around the outer perimeter of (lie Jap island empire extending from Hawaii to south eastern New Guinea. No Home For Subs Funafuti is not suited as a submarine base because of its .small size and lack, of any kind of harbor. Significantly, Funafuti is only the second piece of territory wo have taken back • from the Japs since the war began; the first, of course, being Guadalcanal. It is hardly likely that recapture of Funafuti indicates the beginning of nn island-hopping campaign toward the major Japanese bases on tile rim of Nippon's. sphere of conquest. General MacArtlnir lias said that Allied strategy docs not envisage an island-hopping campaign btck to Japan. He says we intend to win bases from which we can press air, land and sea attacks against Japan itself. From Australia, there arc two routes to Japan proper. One i.$ the nortluvest passage — through the Dutch East Indies and the Philippines from hopping off points in Australia and New Guinea. The other is the northeast passage which would involve the rcconqucst of the Gilbert and Caroline Islands, the Marshall group, and eventually Guttm— which is only 1500 miles "'• from Tokj-o. Aim At Japan Proper Either way would demand an exhaustive. bloody campaign of |>cr- haps a year's duration. It is doubtful that our military leaders have any such thing in mind. Their ob- jc-ctlvc is to contain as much of the Jap sc.i and air forces as possible in llic Southwest Pacific until such time as Japan can bo hit at home— and hit hard Thus, the occupation of Funafuti can be viewed as an "offensive- defensive" measure to guard our present holdings in the South Pacific arcn nnd to strengthen our supply lines to Australia. As an air base, it can harry the bigger Jap bases to the north and northwest and force n further dispersal of Japan's air forces. Its occupation Indicates that the Allies are working out some kind of over- alt strategic plan of which occttpa- Uon of Funafuti is only a part. There have been hints of late, that despite the professed alarm over Japan's growing strength In Ihc Southwest Pacific, Nippon is due for a rude and Jolting surprise— perhaps In the near future. MTTI,K ROCK, April 24. (U!*} — Revenue Department records sliow the April gasoline tax collections may establish a new low record for any month in many years. Records indicate that collections may drop below §700,000. Another Jaj> Lie" Ai |f ar ns any of us bombing non-military . <;i ,. gc(5 ,„ (llc ,.„,,, „„ ' L< * AIW ' M - CaUI " " Etlt ™* C " ;lt - !! '»° , ' - hosni ot llarlford. conn u, t,r, , il — .,«,, r^,™..;, Hl for the .mcrvci.l,,., year is col. Stanley e. Crown. acting director or II," W,!r Department Bureau. (NliA iolcpholoi. Federal fury Frees Three Men Held In Death Of Negro Slayer HATTIESBURG, Miss.. April 24. !UP)—A federal jury today returned, a verdict of "not guilty" ngamsl three ^yhite.;-.incn .-charged —JnjLrrcs wlicn' he icii while I 1 " ™ nn cclion witli the lynching of In convicted negro murdered al [Laurel, Miss. I The verdict was returned at 9:15 a.m., just 15 minutes after Federal Judge Sidney n. Mi™ opened court for the day. Jury members said they decided the defendants' fate last night, after tile jury was locked in, and required but a few minutes to prepare the verdict this Navy blimps have sunk an undisclosed number of Nazi U-boats by depth charges, trying to bnard a moving truck proved fatal to Elmer Lee I'ru- itl, si ZO-yrnr-nhl sawmill worker from the Cleveland vicinity. He dici! in a BKlrrilton hospital where he was taken Monday night. IJTTM5 KOCK, Apr. 21. (lil'l —Tile Arkansas Utility Commission has ticcn notified lliat it lias until June Slli to file a. brief in its case against the Federal I'owcr Commission. Tlie Arkansas Commission lias filed notice of intervention in the VI'C'.s bearing on flic rates charccd by the Arkansas I'ow c r ft Light Coni|).iny to the defense plant coloration at lake Catherine. IIAKK1SBUKG, Ark., April 21 (U.I' •!—The James A. Smith ca.'c was hclicvcd likely lo reach the jury before noon today. Smith, a former Toinsctl County circuit clerk, is now a icrgeant in the U. S. Army. He is charged with discrepancies in life accounts tolaling more- tlian 537,000. RKNTONVIUj;, Ark., April 2-1 lU.I'.)—A liydivplioMa onl- hrcak has hccn reported in ncntim County am) (lie Stale Hoard of Health |, as declared :in emergency quarantine of all nogs in five townships. Farmers and livestock nwncfs at a Tarni llurcnu mcclinj at Silo;im Springs reported the loss of several head of cattle from hydrophobia. morning. The men were being tried 'Army Family' Plans Reunion For Graduation Giving their best to Uncle Sam for the second time is the Philip G. Mack family of New York City members cf which will be together in Blythcvillc next week because two members will receive thplr wings and commissions upon graduation from Ulvlhevlllc Army Air Field. Of all' the 'relatives tills city-is entertaining during the graduation of « large number of aviation cadets from the advanced lwin-(!iiKin(; /lying school none will be more proud than the parents of Cadet Arthur w. Mack. 22 and cadet Philip a. Mack Jr. 19. It was a busy clay in a hospital at Saveney. Trance, (luring the first World War when an ' Armv nurse, Jessie Patterson of - New' ringleaders of a mob that hanged Howard Wash, a negro, from 11 railroad bridge oul.'.ide of Laurel on the night of October loth. last. Wash had been convicted of murdering his white employer. Clint Wellborn, and had received a sentence of life imprisonment when the jury couldn't (Jccide on his fate. On trial were Luther Holder, deputy -.shciill and Jones County jailer; Allen Pryor ami Barney Jones, all well-known citizens of Laurel. The men had been charged by a secret federal grand jury at Jackson with depriving the negro ol his life without due process of the law in violation of civil liber- tics statutes, in addition. Holder sons. the old patriotism flamed .... not only in the former soldier and his nurse wife but in their livo answering charges of failin« | Forsaking college for the call of to afford his prisoner the ncccs- victory, both ' ' ' Heavy Ruins Leave Gravel cine! Dirt Roads In Rough Condition Gravel urn) dirt muds of Mlssli- slppl County are being improved, ••'kr.vliig heavy rains which Imult: ..:--.' n y,.^£f them minimally ••rough,' nnd one new road "Is ~t>cihu"\-on- titructed. The 1780 miles of dirl roads and several hundred miles of gravel roads will keep two tiuclor-grad- ers and four patrols busy lor ninny weeks, according lo County .Indue Roland Green. Tile road from tlic Vork City, administering Ic the many wounded soldiers who overflowed tho wards. Member or !;:;:;; Pvl. I'hilip G. Mark, n member nl Ihc famous "Fighting fiilth" Regiment of the Ruinbow Division. wan brought in. severely gassed. The nurse bccumc interested in this suffering soldier gassed as he carried a message from Colonel Donovan to an Iinnnrtniit destination while serving under Gen Douglas MncArlhur. Interest ripened into friendship and friendship into romance and s:o they were married. Came Ihc second World War and New York Cotton open high low close pr.cl. Mch. . 1984 1 98 4 i 1973 ]M2 , ogi( May . 2021 2021 2011 201C 2022 July . 2C01 2002 1902 199G 2001 °cl. . 1901 1901 19SI IflSS 1M3 sary protection from Ihc mob. The negro was taken from his in tlic Jones County jail by ;i mob of 7ft to 100 men and .sped lo n rural seclion on the outskirts of Laurel. He was tied up from tlic railroad bridge which was near Ihe spot where he admitted killing his employer. Two-other Laurel cilixens. Nathaniel Sliotls and William o. Johnson, were indicted but charges were dropped when tlic PIOFO- cution announced if had insufficient evidence to further its ca^c. Dec. Grade crossing accidents—which arc growing in number- -every day delay an average of 33 trains 1987 1987 1977 1983 1987 la total of 22 hours'. • Houdini Of The Chain Gangs' Again Fails To Retain Liberty SAVANNAH, Ga., April 21 I UP) _ I-oriesl Turner — self 'styled HoiKlini of the Chain Gangs-has been captured here and tlic tody of another escape — George Parker-was fished out of a small stream running through Savannah, nils leaves six convicts still at large out of the 25 who escaped C.corcia's modern "escape proof" rattnall Prison at Rcidsvillc, Gn., eight days ago. Turner, who escaped confinement eight times during his long criminal career, was captured last night by officers .H. O. Martin and W. A. Schumnn of the Savannah Police Force. Martin nnd Schumnn spotted the car and followed It and when the three occupants in it refused to h.ilt, the policeman shot the rear tires off it, Turner was taken without n struggle although police found a pump-Etcllon shotgun and a pistol first World War, she Aflcr overseas _ ., attached lo the first in the car. The other two in the car —believed to be two mroc of Ihc ringleaders in the break, Lc- tand Harvey and n. c. Black — down tlic river bottom into Marsiiv land and police say they arc hot after them. All roads leading In and out of Savannah .arc blocked Police said Turner came out. of the car with ills hands up and offered no resistance, fie was dressed in dark clothes which he evidently obtained since the escape Turner's car was, n stolen Ford Deluxe convertible, police said u had Tennessee License plates' on it. Turner is being held l n th« Savannah Jail at present but will be returned to Tatlnali soon Parker, whose body was found yesterday, drowned—police say — when he attempted to elude police by swimming the small stream the day after t ne break. He had leg- Mrs. MBCK is i Irons on when his body was found. Miss Lela Dlythc entered the service i»)d on Tlnirsilay will be qualified lo fly into enemy territory lo dn their bit toward finfslijnf; oil Ihrlr dud tried lo do 2:j years ago. But the story doesn't'end with Iho parents giving their ™ns. 'I hey also Kavc themselves. It is Sergeant Mack, now stationed in the Ordnance Dlvisinn at Corona, Calif., who will arrive Monday to meet 'Mis. Mack, bore ince Thursday from New York. But Mrs. Mack i.snl Jnst sliljn? at home n'.vaUing news from her Army family. She Serves ,Ms-i Despite Ijcilm n litllc past age limit lo acain serve 01: the active front as an Army nuvsc. Mr.s. Mack resumed her nur.sius career abandoned upon mnrriaw and she now Is a member o! tlm Civilian Ucfciise Kiir.sc Corps nnd ab.o doing private nuram: Muslims Hospital. New York, cause of Ihc acute shortage of nurses. Khc also Ls vice comnwmlrr ot Ihc Queens County War Nur.'is Post of American Legion in v/liiili she long has been nctivc. When Mrs. Mack ciili.stccl in the asked Inv ivlnc b.-i-n ---- neuio-p.- - chialric tiiiil which rcnehed [riiclin soil, she later was attached to tlic IJOsl-giadtialfi and Harlem Uiiil at the base hospital No. 8 i>t Eavoncy, where she met licr bus- band. Another member of Ihc M.i'.'f: family here Is the wife of Cadet Arthur W. Mack since tat .I«nr. and xvho also Is employed by Hi p government. Employed at Norfolk, Va.. :-he too secured a lenve from her work to witness a new point In inn- young husband's military career. Mrs. Mack Is at Ihe home of. Aniiurvl to the higliway gravel road Intersecting of Number Nine store is bcin 3 jiraveicd ,„, a five-mite stretch whicli is expected to improve Irnvclliij; conditions In that extreme northeast part of the county. Americans Shift To North; Open Big Drive and Gain 6 Miles On Mateur Road flPPEiSllED Reds Indict Hdivvy Losses At Nay.i Bridyehciul in Caucasus Ity United Press The Nuv.is uppiircnlly hnvit given up temiKirnrlly their efforts lo cn- .iirge a Cicrnuin bridgehead In the Northwest Caucasus, Time after tiim! Ihu SovluL Auny hns thrown back German thrusts In this nren — Inflicting heiivy losses. yeslerilay, Hit Nn/.ls lust sou soldiers nnd 12 tanks In Iho Kiibun wclor. Allied observers Ijcllovo Hint (he icuvy Gennau iiMiiults liavo been Blincd :it n doiiblc-unrrclcd ubjcc- llve—first lo stem a Russian threiil I" push them out of the Ciiuciisiri mil .second, to gain ground In be used us u Nazi .sprinijljoiird for iiuuiuer opeiiilioiis. Kusslnu planes have luken llic initiative in the nlr. They rnngeil 'iir behind Ihu Gcrmnn lines — tombing enemy airdromes mid shirting ninny fires. On other Russian Innils, Moscow rcporls the smashing o[ nn attack by 1,000 Nii'/i infiuitiymcn m Russian positions ncnr Hmu- ensk. One hundred enemy troops ere killed In the aclliin, At Unlnklcyn, suiithcasl ot Klinr- HOV, t!:a Itusslnn ground and iili; units combined .to hit Ihe Our- troops (lenctnitcd German Irciiclica and killed at leusl 200- 'cneiny.-.lnfaptrymen. At the same time, Soviet bombers iilt two nil fields in the nrcu. Twenty planes uc.'rc destroyed on the ground in one attack and 25 fires and three I( ^ explosions resulted from the other | ,' nv | s ' ' Teamwork With British Forces Drives Foe From Hill Positions Ity UnlU-d I'rm Tliu Unilwl Slalos Army'luiH KOIIO into violent and bit;- •sculo notion on tho norlltcTii Tunisinii front after a lightning sliift IVoin lh(! tionlli. Tin- Ainui'iirtins hnvu sluiced their wny for six miloi ;iloiiK tin; AliiliMii' I-OIK! iiiriiinst Miter Germitn rcsiatiiiitc a.,i the Allied Kciuiral oll'ciwive tutvtinccd itlonp; the whole 110' mile bititlo line. nc|»rl.s from tlic front Identify Ihc Yanks as part of Ihe Sciund * Army corps. The (lispatchcs My ihe Americans ciiplurcd nuiusroiis ., 'ii'lsoiiers nnd llirce slronyly defended hills, then held thcli Bi'oiiml in the face of violent enemy artillery nnd mortar fire an:l Infantry counter-attacks. All roporls Indicate Unit at h,l tho doughboys are no lunger In the 'green" class, but nrccrnlly, lwU!<>- hnrdened vclcrnns. Tens of thousands.of them mov- !d up to Iho northern from \ llh nil their equipment—hi' a .remarkable exhibition ot team-work an I went quickly into action with now- :rful nlr support. Everywhere, the; Allies are hilling Ihc enemy with everything they've not, And the German high command -has announced tluU,tiic Hi-Utah', French nnd Ampiknjib hnvc . hunched what Ml culls ''the expected (jrcal attack." Tlic British First Army, opciat- Ing side by side with Iho /imcrl- cans, hns captured. most of thb Important Longstuj) Hill, North H; Services Will Be Held Tomorrow I'or Prominent Resident Of. Dell John r A, Ittiidln, for 23 years u farmer at Dell where he hns been u leader In the Dnplisl clmrcli, died inte ycsterdny nltciuoon at Ills home Ilicrc. He WHS TJ. service's . be held ioray. County PTA Council Holds Session Here .Speakers for Ihc County Coiin- ,:il Parent Teacher Association - —•• •".*• yesterday wero MUs Ko-'ia M. Hiir- 1'nc county is paying for this dy. principal of lilyllicvllle Illjh l"'°J (:cL (sclicol, nnd the Rev. .Mines ,\. A new dirt road, one mile In I Ovcrholser, pnslor of First I'rcs- Icnglh. is bciiiy built liy the conn- bytcrlan Church. : tomorrow afternoon. :i o'clock, in the Dell Hnpllsl eluirch by the Rev. J. I), 'Mnyct', pastor, and (lie Hcv. K, '/,. Newsnin of New Mnd- ilfl, Mo,, wlio formerly lived here. Active Diillbciirers will be L. O. WilMin, c. [I. Morgan. Monis Houston. 11. CJ. limber, 13, 0. a 1)1 nnd M. W. Lewis. Honorary pallhciirors will he E. M. Woixlnrd. L, M. Moody, C, II. Downs, M. V. Urowulec. Carl Wallace, E. W. Metcnlf, Enrl PolWr, Carl Pepper, E. W. Nolnnd, Dr.'.J. U Tltlw.cn,-Tom p. .Martin, ,E.ri. Harrell. J. M. Stevons/j. I.. Lewis. ..I. II. Ilrlnn, Din'c Crnnfcrd Kni-l Mngcrs, J. I). Wcslmorclnnri. II. Hrndlcy, Ku.s.seU GUI. A. J. Lewis, Jnincs Tldwdl, (Jciihln Ilirndloy, John Hums, J. If. Miil- llus, nobcrl lIunrlcHfon, ,;. U. Jlcn- t.v in the Cnlumct community northwest of Blythcvillc. Concrete tile culvcrls arc being used instead of bridges with the culvcrls avnilable because the county purclniscd a number of these some time ago to take care of needy road -Improvements during the scarcity of such materials, Scarcity of materials makes it impossible to do any extensive Improvement by building nuiny new roads' but the county's program piiins for maintenance of nil roads, 10 far as possible, and tin: bulking of short stretches where badly needed and when material Is avnilable, it was announced. July Sep. Chicago Rye ouci] hip.h tow rlrirc «T/, 87 (jo-; S!;: ;.; U9-<, 119 --i nil-, 83 prd B7 ., ; Chicafio Wheat open high low drwp tircl. July . |«i; 1,131:. l. 1:! i x n:j i., M J,J, Tlic all day hcssion Held at tlic Clirlstlnn Church was attended by representatives from all parts of llic county. The Hcv. S. B. Wtlford. pnslor of rii'sl Methodist church, gnvc tlic invocation followed with a solo by Gcue Hnrllctl, "I l.-avc Life", accompanied l>y Mr.s. Murray Kmart. The Rev. Ovcrholser's lalk dcnll with "The Changes VVnr Brings to tho Lives of Children." Lunch was served at noon by members ot Ihc .Sudbiuy Parent Teacher Association. Yearly reports were given durinj; Ihe buslncts session .ind one new oifiecr. Mrs. .Jesse White, was in- M;illr(i ns sccrclary .ind treasurer, by Miss Winnie Virgil Turner. A round tnble dlscu.'.Mon v/us „ vcn on the state convention held •it Little Hoc*. This was led Ijy Mr.s. Charles lllndiimn with Mrs. . White nnd Mr.s. ft. L. Gillispi assisting. Tlic closing lulk of the day was given by Mtss Ilni'dy, whose topic I( j was "Women In War Work." dcrson. Russell Grccnwny. Mnl- colin Grcenway, M. ,1. icoehlcr, Olio Kochler. Noble Gill, Lester Gill. M. li, Grldln, Sam Simmons, Huvld Kcllncr, II. n. Crawford, Clyde Smith, Karl tlorcn and J. W. Gordon. Horn near Holly Springs, Miss., he lived there mill! he went lo Dell where his chief Interest, besides his family and work, has been the Baptist church of which ho was a dcncon, He is survived by his wife. Mrs. liliaibeth Ilnrdln; eight daughters, Mr.s. Mary Smith of Wnlcrford, AtlHi.: Mrs. W. L. Horcti of Deli. Mrs. Lucy Moore of Memphis. Mrs. Jim Ross of Rlylhcvllic, Mrs. Geneva Smith of Altus, Okla., Mrs. Kenrlcttii Wnllaec of Kelscr, Mrs. Rthcr Mary Graves of Memphis, and Mr.s. Annie Mitchell of Hallas; I wo sons, Allen and Jack Hnrriln of Dell; one sister, Miss Minnie Ilnrdln of Dell, and three brothers, T. I!. Hardln of Oklahoma City, Jack Hardln of Illn ficiia. Miss., nnd D. Hardln ol Clarktou, Mo. Holt I'lincml Home Is In charge. New Orleans Cotton open high low close pr.cl. Mch. . 2010 20ir> 2007 2007 2012 May . l!050 July . 2030 20 IB 2018 20 JO 2013 2021 Dec. . SOU 2011 2008 2008 2015 miles on tlic.Bou.Avndn.front. The town of aoubcllat ims been sci7ed nnd Ihc Flglilliig'Pirsl still Is .o'l Ing.' British broadcasts from Al- Blers say the First Army hm oyiat Hut this Is iipt"confiriiic<i: The 1; Brltlsli Eighth.' Ai mj h hammering Its wny into desperate Axis resistance 'nikhviiy along the' roml from .Bnfldiivillc . to Bou :liD. Andt between .tho two Brlt- . nnulr.s, -the Fighting.; nui h arc currying oul aggressive palrol action. , s .' • All along the .front, the Allies are getting superb aerial support. American planes carried out n record 1500 attacks on Fridny. 'Ilicy bombed enemy communications, motor transport and air fields nnd made numerous bombing nnd s^rafhig attacks over the enemy ground positions on wlmt today's communique calls n "heavy 1 scale." Flying Fortresses bombed two nntorcri vessels off the coast of Sicily, leaving one of them afire, t'.ljihi enemy planes were shot down as against a loss of six of our own. , Carlo reports show that 31 iiiunt •six cnglncd German transport planes were shot down over the Gulf of •Tunis on 'Ilmrsday Inslc/ul of 21 as previously reported. The transports, f/ith n ^f:pacily of •\boul HO soldiers, each wore car- '.vhig gasoline and troops toward I'unisia. Livestock S'I\ LCUIS, April 2-1 (U.I' )—Hog receipts 200, nil salable. Ccld lots •ibout sluady. Few good nnd choice 18-2-10 pounds ?H.80 Top SH.80; HO-100 pounds $13.85 to Sl'1.35; others loo scarce to mention. Com<050 20't2 20-H! 2052 lnr cd with close last week, market 2031 2024 2027 2034 I generally 10 to 15 cciils lower. 2018 20JO 2013 2021 Cattle, none. Compared wi Snow-Bound Airmen in Aleutians Indicating (lie hardililps of ivrnlhcr which plague U. S. airmen who arc now operating against the Japanese from this advanced Aleutian base, tho above pholo shows Yanks digging out their shelters from n roof-high snow coverage. 100-mllo-per-hour winds often accompany these snow storms.'(NBA) Friday last week:. Steers, heifers, common and medium cows, steady lo 25 cents lower; canncrs and cutters '& to 50 cents lower; bulls SO cents off Vcalers steady. Replacement steers and cattle, steady lo wrak. Tops for week, choice 1251) pound steers 17.25; 1091 pour.d yearlings $10.40; 815 pound mixed yearlings $16.50; 951 pound heifers f!G,'25; cows $13.75; sausage bulls $13.50; vcalers $15.75; replacement steers $15.75; bulks for week: Slaughter steers $14.25 lo $IC,25; heifers and mixed yearlings $13.09 to $15 75; common and medium cows $11.00 to'$12.75; canncrs ami cullers $7.50 to $10.50: ilocker and feeder steers $U.75 to $15.00; clew- ing lop sausage bulls $13.00; vcnl- crs $15.25. New York Stocks l\ T fc T 145 Amer Tobacco 55 1-J Ansiccnda Copper 293-3 Beth Steel ....,,'. 63 7-3 Chrysler 73 Gen Electric .; 357-3 Gen Motors V) 5-r, Montgomery Ward 39 7-8 N Y Central 13 Int Harvester 6S Norlh Am Aviation n 1-i Republic Steel 17 !-•! Radio... 10,3-8 Socony Vacuum 31 l-l Eludcbakcr 127-8 Slandard of N J 53 7-3 Texas' Corp « ' Packard . 15-8 U S Steel 55,1-4

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